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Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

£6 – £15


November 18
7:30 pm
£6 – £15
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This is part of the Richmond Literature Festival, 5th – 21st November 2021

The British Empire ran for centuries and covered vast swathes of the world. But most of us, even those who celebrate our imperial past, don’t seem to want to look at it too closely.

In a conversation with Professor Corinne Fowler about his critically acclaimed book Empireland, Sathnam Sanghera digs into our history and shows how empire influences everything.

At a time of fierce debate about what it means to be British, Sanghera invites us to look at where we really came from in order to understand who we are.

Sathnam Sanghera’s memoir The Boy with the Topknot and his novel Marriage Material have been shortlisted for numerous prizes and he has won many awards for his expert journalism at the Financial Times and The Times. Empireland, an instant Sunday Times bestseller, will be made into an upcoming Channel 4 documentary.

Professor Corinne Fowler is an expert in the legacies of colonialism and postcolonialism. She is the director of the project Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted, which explores National Trust houses’ connections to empire.

‘This is a book anyone really interested in their own identity in modern Britain should read.’ The Sunday Times

Ticket Prices

Advocate £15

Standard £10

Concession £6